Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 12:08

A 22-year-old Brooklyn man was tragically killed in a forklift accident on June 10th, 2014. Police reported that the young man was using an electric pallet stacker to push a Yale electric forklift up a ramp towards the roof of a Midwood supermarket in Brooklyn. Although the forklift was being guided by another employee, it still unfortunately rolled backward and fatally pinned the young worker...

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 12:11

A new report examining negligent doctors, released by the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), urges for changes in New York State.  The report argues that patients deserve to know if a doctor has previously been cited for negligence.

The report asked the basic question: would you want...

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 14:55

There are risks associated with every operation, but competent surgical care can alleviate many of these risks. Surgical errors may occur during operations, pre-operative care, or post-operative care.  These errors often take the form of hemorrhage, infections, surgery on the wrong side of the body, surgery performed on the wrong organ, organ perforation or general injuries to nearby...

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Friday, May 30, 2014 - 11:01

Burn injuries are among some of the most painful and debilitating conditions an individual can suffer from, and unfortunately are much more frequent than the general population realizes. As a consequence of the gruesome injuries and the emotional and financial toll such injuries can create on a victim, it is imperative that victims of burn injuries are given adequate medical care, given access...

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 09:30

A recent fire in Coney Island killed one veteran NYPD officer and critically injured another.  Both officers suffered severe smoke and carbon monoxide inhalation, which ultimately caused one officer to fall into coma while the other struggled to survive in the burn unit. The fire was allegedly set by a local teenager.

One officer, a father of four, died at Montefiore Medical Center in...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 12:30

What began as an innocent celebration of a young girls' birthday, turned devastating after four New York college students perished as the result of an automobile accident in Queens, New York. The crash prompted a criminal investigation and prompted New York City to reexamine its traffic signage.

The accident occurred on the evening of April 4, 2014, while all five students were...

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 11:53

An increase in construction around New York City and its surrounding boroughs is generally viewed as a sign of an economic rebound. In recent years, New York has seen a dramatic increase in residential high-rise construction, hotel redevelopment, the initiation of large transportation projects, as well as an increase in construction projects in general. It is certainly a good economic...

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:45

It is likely that anyone who has traveled through New York City in the last year has noticed an increase in cyclists throughout one of the busiest cities in the world. This increase is the direct result of New York City’s public bike-sharing program named Citi Bike. The program, which sparked controversy in 2013 for its potential dangers and hazards, has for the most part remained relatively...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 15:09

With the sheer number of New Yorkers that use public transportation every day, it should come as no shock that the majority of individuals believe public transportation is one of the safest modes there is. Countless deadly car crashes and truck accidents are reported each day, but rarely are there any bus or train accidents right? Wrong, and disturbingly, the numbers are only increasing. This...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 09:34

Boxing is commonly known as an extremely dangerous and sport that involves prolonged periods of physical contact.  As a result, boxer are frequently treated for injuries sustained during their matches. However, do the athletes assume the risk of injury when playing a high-impact sport? Does this mean no one can be responsible for their injuries but the athletes themselves? The answer is no. A...

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